Be the A-lister you’ve always believed you were with M-Net Movies

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Okay, hands up. How many of you pretend to be an actor, a singer or both in the comforts of your car, your shower or your home? Your home becomes your set location, your car becomes your stage and it’s there that you act out one of your favourite movie scenes or belt out your best version of your ultimate song. I have, you can see it here (disclaimer, my singing isn’t grand), but you can watch it anyway. I also sometimes catch myself re-enacting a scene from a movie or a series because I’m just that amazing. There’s a point to all of this, I promise…

M-Net Movies is giving its viewers the opportunity of a lifetime: to ‘Star in your own Greatest Movie Ever Made’ and maybe win a trip to the mecca of moviemaking i.e. Hollywood!!! The movies stable on DStv has created this platform for aspiring A-listers to get their big break and big wanderlust adventure at the same time. All you need to do is this:

  • Re-enact a scene from a movie now showing on one of the movie channels (M-Net Movies Premiere (Channel 104); M-Net Movies Smile (Channel 105); M-Net Movies Action + (Channel 106), M-Net Movies Showcase (Channel 107); M-Net Movies Action (Channel 110); M-Net Movies All Stars (Channel 111) and M-Net Movies Zone (Channel 139)
  • Upload your video to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MMGreatest
  • To validate your entry, you must go to mnet.tv to fill out the entry form too.

The competition will run through to the 20th of August and thereafter the fun starts. 24 of the top entries will then be selected by a panel of experts. The public will then choose their top 12, who will be selected to star in a production by the highly acclaimed production company, Bomb Productions. Sidebar, this team is incredible guys and girls. They’re the brains behind shows like Isibaya and Jacob’s Cross, both of which are brilliant from production values and casting perspectives. So best you know you’re working with the crème de la crème. The script for this production will be written by Tebogo Malope, and the top 12 will co-star alongside acting greats Thapelo Mokoena, Thomas Gumede, Lalla Land’s Lalla Hirayama and Maps Maponyane when the shoot takes places on the 26th of September. #NOTKAK at all!!!

So the big question is, SHALL WE? I’m in… I know what scene will get me a couple of votes, but you’ll have to wait and see what it is. Which movie scene would you act out?

If you want more information visit www.mnet.tv

 

Keep the fun going with M-Net Movies Family

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The holiday season may have come and gone (and quickly at that) but it doesn’t mean you can’t keep up the fun times with your little one. You’ll recall I posted about the awesome M-Net Movies Family activation last month. If you went through, I’m sure you picked up some tips and tricks, as well as some fun activities you and your family can enjoy when you’re not watching TV. If you didn’t you missed out, but not that much because the M-Net Movies Family team are making sure they’re keeping their dedicated Pinterest page filled with loads of fun. Be sure to click on the link.

What’s really cool about this page is that all the boards are themed around the 4pm movies, so you can enjoy this stuff while you watch the movie – and this is what you can look forward to this week:

Wall-E

Despicable Me 2

The Croods

Chicken Run

Adventures in Zambezia

Planes

Sammy’s Adventure

Astro Boy

To find out more about the movie of the day and the activities you can do with your little people, visit the Pinterest page, and follow @MnetMovies on Twitter. You can also check out DStv.com to find out what days these movies are playing on. Good times for a good year ahead!

M-Net Movies Family getting creative and festive this holiday season

It’s the 4th of December and I don’t know about you, but I can feel, taste… smell the holidays. While work is still crazy for me, a lot of the schools are done for the year. I know this because my (not so little anymore) cousins are ‘rage-ing’ it up in Umhlanga, hanging with friends and off to the Pilansberg for a day trip. Nice life hey? Well what’s also nice is that M-Net Movies Family has officially kicked off its festive season family time viewing.

The M-Net Movies Family gang will be bringing you a film fit for the family every single day from 4pm on channel 105. You may be thinking that’s great, but what are we supposed to do up until 4pm. Well the channel will be holding a lekker DIY activity sessions this weekend at the Fourways Mall. Starting tomorrow, they’ll be there until Sunday They’ll be out there from 10am up until 3pm. which is perfect because then you can head home and be ready for the 4pm movie… #Winning.

After the DIY session, you can all settle down on the couch with some popcorn and some sweet treats – it is Christmas afterall and you can watch the following movies:

The Santa Clause 3, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, So Undercover
And afterwards if you’re all still feeling creative and you feel the need to do some more fun activities together, you should check out the M-Net Movies Pinterest page.

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They have a whole bunch of cool activities, from cuts out to recipes, they’re all there. Just check out the link above and get your creative juices flowing. I have an activity pack that I’m going to get my cousins to help me with this weekend. Stay tuned to the old social network handles to find out how good we are 😉

 

M-Net Movies paying tribute to the late Paul Walker

Big up to M-Net Movies. The channel will this weekend pay tribute to the late Paul Walker, who was tragically killed in a car accident at the weekend. Here’s the information about their plans for the 8th of December:

In loving memory of the action movie star, Paul Walker, who died in a fatal car crash last week, M-Net Movies Showcase has changed its schedule for Sunday, 8 December.

The Fast and the Furious will be screened on M-Net Movies Showcase, channel 108 on DStv, at 14:15, with 2 Fast 2 Furious, following at 16:05.

Says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard:  “The world has been shocked by the sudden loss of this beloved action movie star and with this last-minute scheduling change, M-Net Movies Showcase is paying tribute to the man who brought magic to our screens.”

At the time of his death Paul was shooting scenes for the new upcoming “Fast & Furious 7″ film, which was due to be released in July 2014.

Universal Studios has decided to shut down production indefinitely following Paul’s death.